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The Who’s Tommy to receive super deluxe reissue

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    Two years after reissuing Quadrophenia as a super deluxe box set, The Who are giving the same treatment to their other, more-renowned rock opera, Tommy. On November 11th, Universal will release both a Deluxe and Super Deluxe edition of the 1969 classic.

    Both versions come with the complete 24-track album freshly remastered on CD, plus a second CD of 25 rarities like Pete Townshend’s original demos, full-band studio outtakes, and more. A final CD contains a bootleg of Tommy recorded on October 15, 1969 in Ottawa, Canada. Adding some mystique to the live takes, “I’m Free” “Tommy’s Holiday Camp”, and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” were actually lost from the original concert recordings. Here, they come from a later show from around the same time, which were apparently kept by a sound engineer even after Townshed requested their destruction.

    The fourth disc in the Super Deluxe edition is a 5.1 surround sound mix of the record on Blu-ray. In addition, there’s an 80-page book with photos, a 20,000 word essay, and a replica poster from a performance of Tommy at the London Coliseum.

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    The reissue is also available as a single CD, double-CD (the second CD being the live bootleg), a vinyl release of the original album, a separate vinyl of the live bootleg, and the Blu-ray disc by itself. Digital versions of all the material will also be available.

    Next question: When’s the Tommy tour?

    Tommy – Super Deluxe Box Set Tracklist:

    Disc 1: Tommy (remastered)
    01. Overture
    02. It’s a Boy
    03. 1921
    04. Amazing Journey
    05. Sparks
    06. The Hawker (Eyesight to the Blind)
    07. Christmas
    08. Cousin Kevin
    09. The Acid Queen
    10. Underture
    11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
    12. Fiddle About
    13. Pinball Wizard
    14. There’s a Doctor
    15. Go to the Mirror!
    16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
    17. Smash the Mirror
    18. Sensation
    19. Miracle Cure
    20. Sally Simpson
    21. I’m Free
    22. Welcome
    23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
    24. We’re Not Gonna Take It

    Disc 2: demos & extras
    01. Overture
    02. It’s A Boy
    03. 1921
    04. Amazing Journey
    05. Dream One
    06. Sparks
    07. The Hawker
    08. Christmas
    09. Acid Queen
    10. Underture (Dream Two)
    11. Do You Think It’s Alright
    12. Pinball Wizard
    13. There’s a Doctor
    14. Go to the Mirror!
    15. Success
    16. Tommy Can You Hear Me
    17. Smash The Mirror
    18. Sensation
    19. Miracle Cure
    20. Sally Simpson
    21. I’m Free
    22. Welcome
    23. We’re Not Gonna Take It
    24. Trying To Get Through
    25. Young Man Blues

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    Disc 3: Tommy (5.1 surround sound Blu-ray)
    01. Overture
    02. It’s a Boy
    03. 1921
    04. Amazing Journey
    05. Sparks
    06. The Hawker (Eyesight to the Blind)
    07. Christmas
    08. Cousin Kevin
    09. The Acid Queen
    10. Underture
    11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
    12. Fiddle About
    13. Pinball Wizard
    14. There’s a Doctor
    15. Go to the Mirror!
    16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
    17. Smash The Mirror
    18. Sensation
    19. Miracle Cure
    20. Sally Simpson
    21. I’m Free
    22. Welcome
    23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
    24. We’re Not Gonna Take It

    Disc 4: live bootleg  
    01. Overture (including introduction)
    02. It’s a Boy
    03. 1921
    04. Amazing Journey
    05. Sparks
    06. The Hawker (Eyesight to the Blind)
    07. Christmas
    08. The Acid Queen
    09. Pinball Wizard
    10. Do You Think It’s Alright?
    11. Fiddle About
    12. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
    13. There’s a Doctor
    14. Go to the Mirror!
    15. Smash the Mirror
    16. Miracle Cure
    17. Sally Simpson
    18. I’m Free
    19. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
    20. We’re Not Gonna Take It
    21. See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You

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